In this article ZEN Richard Drury | DigitalVision | Getty Images Company: Zendesk Inc. (ZEN) Business: Zendesk is a software development company that provides “software as a service” solutions for tracking, prioritizing, and solving customer support tickets across various channels. The company’s offerings include Zendesk Chat, a live chat software to connect with customers on
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Not surprisingly, it’s been a few tough years for U.S. businesses due to the pandemic, according to a recent study by the Federal Reserve. For the service sector, business closures have been exceptionally high. The study reported the “permanent exit of more than 100,000 establishments above and beyond historically normal exit levels during the 12
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With the adoption of its new budget in mid-November, North Carolina has reinforced its position as a leader in pro-growth tax reform, becoming the 12th state to enact income tax rate reductions in 2021 alone. (An additional four states implemented income tax cuts in 2021 that were previously adopted or were automatically triggered upon meeting
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FatCamera | E+ | Getty Images Almost half of U.S. families with young children have faced a high risk of falling into poverty in the first six years of their children’s lives, according to new academic research. What put those families at risk? Insecure or precarious parental work, according to a study from experts at
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In response to the global spread of the Omicron variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shortened the timeline for the pre-departure COVID testing requirement to one day applicable to in-bound travelers to the United States. Per the CDC announcement, effective on or after 12:01 am EST on December 6, 2021, “all air
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Is my company required to mandate vaccinations for employees? Possibly. Apart from the mandate for federal employees, there are three types of COVID vaccination mandates from the federal government that apply to employers. Private sector employers of 100 or more employees may be covered by an Emergency Temporary Standard that was issued on November 5
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In this article NOC Concept art of a “Starlab” space station Nanoracks NASA awarded a trio of companies with contracts to develop private space stations, as the agency prepares for the retirement of the International Space Station. Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, and Nanoracks were awarded a combined $415.6 million under NASA’s Commercial LEO
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Pharma fraud; foreign affairs; spreading the scheme around; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Union City, New Jersey: Former pharmacy co-owner Igor Fleyshmakher, of Holmdel, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for a scheme to bribe health care professionals and for evading taxes on $33.9 million in income. The Prime
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courtneyk | E+ | Getty Images With soaring home values, many sellers expect a sizable profit when listing their property. However, capital gains taxes may put a damper on their windfall.  Home sales profits are considered capital gains, taxed at federal rates of 0%, 15% or 20% in 2021, depending on income. The IRS offers
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Grant Thornton has increased its employee benefits to attract new talent and keep staff from leaving for other firms, including absorbing employee premium increases associated with its medical benefits for the 2022 calendar year to offset inflation for its workforce. The Chicago-based firm is also offering flexible work arrangements such as reduced-work schedules, compressed work
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The turbulent economic market and challenges onset from the pandemic has required small businesses to adapt and become more resilient. And while some obstacles have subsided new ones have arisen, such as labor shortages and hiring challenges. “Nearly half (49%) of small businesses that are actively hiring say it is hard to find candidates with
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